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Romantic Galway, Ireland

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Stroll through Brigit's Garden
Romantic Galway, Ireland

This woven-willow covered sitting area is just one of many peaceful spots in Brigit's Garden.

© Sabina O’Donnell.
Outside of Galway, Brigit’s Garden is a peaceful complex set on 11 acres of native woodlands and wildflower-filled meadows.

The main aspect of the garden, named after Brigit, a pre-Christian goddess, are the four representations of Celtic seasonal festivals—Bealtaine, Samhain, Imbolc and Lughnasa—part of Ireland’s pre-Christian heritage.

There are also nature trails passing a recreated ring fort, a thatched roof roundhouse, and a calendar sundial, the largest in Ireland.

Also on the grounds are a cafe serving organic vegetarian dishes and a small gift ship with Celtic-inspired spiral necklaces and earrings. The mythical beauty of the gardens makes it a popular spot for weddings.

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